43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
New York City
— 8 nights
3
Brooklyn
— 2 nights
+2
subway + train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 11 nights
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Niagara Falls is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. In September, Niagara Falls is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

8
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added Flatiron Building, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City route planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brooklyn.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Brooklyn

Brooklyn ©
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
Coney Island USA has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Yankee Stadium. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at New York Transit Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Coney Island USA.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brooklyn trip itinerary planner .

Brooklyn is very close to New York City. In September, daytime highs in Brooklyn are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Brooklyn

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Yankee Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Coney Island USA ©
Coney Island USA
Yankee Stadium ©
Yankee Stadium
New York Transit Museum ©
New York Transit Museum

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Memorial as well as International Spy Museum. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at International Spy Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Brooklyn to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial

11
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Garfield Park Conservatory, Navy Pier, Chicago Riverwalk, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Millennium Park and appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago online trip maker .

Fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. September in Chicago sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you're off toNew Orleans.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier
Cloud Gate ©
Cloud Gate

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You've now added Royal Street to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and take a stroll through French Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much hotter evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Chicago in September, with lows around 33°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 0°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
The Neon Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Painted Ladies, Conservatory of Flowers and Walt Disney Family Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rodeo Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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